We were thrilled to introduce you to The 2016 EyeEm Photographer of the Year, Zacharie Rabehi.
From an early age, Zacharie has been exposed to the work of documentary makers. After seeing images from far away places and reports of people’s struggles, he knew he wanted to travel and immerse himself in those stories - and tell them through photography.
In 2008, after successive trips to India, he decided to settle there and document the life of people who had made an impact on him. He has worked on social issues such as the Kashmir occupation, the drought in Maharashtra, the transgender community, Cuba’s iron curtain fall, the refugees' route to Europe, the Nepal earthquake aftermath, survivors of acid attacks and more.
In 2015, he co-founded the Girls Photo Collective that aims to empower young girls from various backgrounds through photography. Zacharie now splits his time between Germany, France and India. You can see more of his work on EyeEm eyeem.com/zacharie_r or his website zacharierabehi.format.com
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